The Good: Daft Punk Is Touring. The Bad: Not On An Ancient Indian Burial Ground.

By: 02.27.14  •  5 Comments

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Daft Punk’s first planned public concert in seven years has been called off, after a proposal to play on private land adjacent to the Devils Tower National Monument in Crook County, Wyoming, was rejected. That’s because Devils Tower is a sacred site to 24 different Native American tribes, and “that would be considered sacrilegious,” said a superintendent for the monument.

Reed Robinson, superintendent for Devils Tower National Monument, said an agency representing the group…approached the park in the fall and the park officially denied the request on Jan. 31. Robinson said the park consulted with six American Indian tribes about the proposal, all of which generally agreed that it would be a disrespectful use of one of the country’s most sacred American Indian sites.

He said the group’s agency was particularly interested in using lasers to light up the park’s 1,300-foot rock column at night.

“This being a night skies park and a natural park and a sacred site to 24 different tribes, that would be considered sacrilegious and gets into that ‘inappropriate use’,” Robinson said. “And that meant maybe we would have to close portions of the main trail to facilitate this kind of stuff.” (Via)

French robots have no pay respect for the land that white men “borrowed” from Native Americans.

Via the Star Tribune

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